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Take the 2016 Florida Needs Assessment Survey for people living with HIV/AIDS!

 The anonymous, 5-minute survey is available

OCTOBER 3rd, 2016-JANUARY 3rd, 2017

at www.floridaneeds.org (Please note this link will open a new window.)

 This is your chance to share your thoughts with the Department of Health on your HIV-related services, care, and treatment. Your feedback will help to improve services for people living with HIV/AIDS in Florida.


Schedule your HIV test today 

The Florida Department of Health in Bay County offers the HIV [Human Immunodeficiency Virus] test at no charge.

  • Testing is confidential.
  • Anonymous testing is available for a fee. Instead of giving your name, you will be identified by a unique number.
  • Partner notification services are available.
  • Testing is offered by appointment, or you can walk in between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
  • Confidential HIV Rapid Testing is available the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays as walk-ins from 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
For more information about HIV/AIDS call 850-872-4455 or via DLCHD03HIV-AIDSContacts@flhealth.gov

Clinic Services 

Our clinic specializes in providing medical care for persons living with HIV and AIDS. We see patients by appointment.

If you are HIV-positive and want more information about medical services, or to see our HIV specialist, call the Florida Department of Health in Bay County at 850-872-4455 to make an appointment.

AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP/Premium Plus) 

This program provides medications to low-income people who are living with HIV. The medications treat HIV disease and certain opportunistic infections. Eligibility is based on 400% of federal poverty level or less for program, current (less than 6 months old) CD4 and Viral load labs and current prescriptions for HIV medications. Call 850-872-4455 and press option 1, then option 2, to make an appointment to enroll or for a medication pickup.

Education 

Classes are provided to any interested group who would like HIV prevention education for their church, civic, or community group. They are tailored to the needs of your specific population.

Certification classes required to maintain health care and other professional licenses are available, usually on the first Thursday of each month. Call for details.

Special classes are available to train volunteers and professionals to do HIV/AIDS counseling and testing. These are held at the health department or at other locations throughout the surrounding six counties.

Central Panhandle AIDS Network 

Join us and have your voice heard! The Central Panhandle AIDS Network has monthly Consortium meetings that address prevention and patient care issues within Area 2A, which includes Bay, Calhoun, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson and Washington Counties. This organization is a partnership of local agencies, health care providers and concerned citizens that meets quarterly in Bay County. All interested people are invited to attend. Please call for details and the location of the next meeting!

There is neither a cure for AIDS nor a vaccine that can prevent HIV infection